Gillie Crowns Drake As The Winner In Kendrick Lamar Rap Beef

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Do you agree that this supposed bow-out is more of a win than a white flag?

After the release of Drake's "The Heart Part 6," in which he seemingly bows out of the Kendrick Lamar beef claiming victory, the hip-hop world is debating whether or not that's true. Some think his diss was hard but that K.Dot is still up, others think he lost the battle, and others agree with his sentiment. One of these OVO sympathizers (at least, right now in terms of the rap beef) is Gillie, who took to Instagram on Sunday (May 5) to share his thoughts. Regardless of his final decision, it's clear that he's impressed with just how low both stooped to be disrespectful, which is one of his key rubric points in a hip-hop battle.

"It’s over with!" Gillie said of the Drake and Kendrick Lamar beef. "Light-skinned n***as won. They took that s**t, man. That s**t over with, man. Kendrick can’t come back. When he came back again [with ‘Not Like Us’], I said, ‘Oh, he barbecue baked, honey-dipped, glazed, basted, seasoned the light-skinned n***as’ and then Drake just… [laughs]. It’s over with. The light-skinned n***as won." Many in the comments section of the post below disagreed with this take, others were celebrating victory too, and some think it's still an ongoing race.

Gillie Speaks On Drake's New Kendrick Lamar Diss, "The Heart Part 6"

For what it's worth, Gillie gave both praise and criticism to Kendrick Lamar's previous diss output, although it's been all praise for Drake. He called "euphoria" "corn on the cob" but then gave flowers to "Meet The Grahams" and "Not Like Us." "That’s the type of s**t I’m talking about," the Philly MC and entertainment icon remarked in an Instagram video. "You supposed to get disrespectful." As such, calling him merely an OVO bot is pretty unfair, especially when there are actual bots on both sides.

Meanwhile, other veteran spitters like Cam'ron and Mase also chimed in after "The Heart Part 6." Given everything alleged and all the controversy, it's fair to say that this is a narrative battle right now until there's some actual proof on the table. Maybe there's no winner by the end of this. The only ones who have fully benefitted from all this are the labels and the culture that they intend to exploit.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.